This viral banana bark is so easy to make with 3 simple ingredients! It is made by layering vitamin-rich bananas with creamy, peanut butter, decadent melted chocolate, and some sea salt for extra flavor. It makes the perfect no-bake, healthy sweet treat the whole family will love! Gluten-free and easily made vegan.
The moment I saw this Viral Chocolate Banana Bark on TikTok I knew it was my kind of recipe. Everyone loves the addictive combination of peanut butter and chocolate anything and my kids are obsessed with chocolate bark so I had to try it!
Like many viral recipes, there is a reason this banana bark has become popular. It’s so easy to make! All you need to do is arrange some banana slices on a lined baking sheet, cover them in creamy peanut butter, freeze them, and then layer on the melted chocolate. Add a sprinkle of flaky sea salt for extra sweet and salty goodness, and freeze to set. Then break it up and enjoy! How easy is that?
The reviews from my kids were 10/10 and we have made this bark over and over again for a quick sweet treat you can just make and grab from the freezer whenever that sweet craving hits! Plus, this healthy dessert is loaded with vitamins, low in sugar, and is such a satisfying sweet treat everyone loves.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Easy, healthy sweet treat!
- Just 3 simple ingredients.
- No-bake dessert everyone will go crazy for!
- Insanely delicious – bananas + peanut butter + chocolate!
- Gluten-free + easily made vegan
- About 100 calories per serving!
Ingredients And Substitutions For Banana Bark
Here are the 3 simple ingredients you will need to make this viral recipe.
- Bananas – semi-ripe medium-sized bananas.
- Creamy peanut butter – drippy creamy peanut butter that will spread easily. You can use any kind of nut butter, just make sure it is drippy and spreadable.
- Dark chocolate – I used dark chocolate chips (60% cacao) but any chocolate chips will work! You could also use chocolate bars. Use vegan chocolate chips for a vegan version.
- Flaky sea salt – optional for topping – but highly recommend.
- Coconut oil or butter – optional but recommended to add to the chocolate so when it melts it becomes shiny and easy to pour and spread.
*See the recipe card located at the bottom of this post for the complete list of recipe ingredients, instructions, and nutrition.
How To Make Chocolate Banana Bark
You can make this banana bark with chocolate and peanut butter in minutes. It does take some time to set but is worth the wait! Here is a summary of how to make it.
Peel and slice the bananas. I like to peel them thinner but not too thin (about ⅓ inch thick). I slice them on a slight bias cut so they fit better together on the cookie sheet.
Arrange the banana slices in rows on the baking sheet, ensuring they are touching. I usually get about 6-7 across and 6-7 up and down. Like a rectangle shape.
Spread the peanut butter evenly over the bananas. I like to use a small rubber spatula or spoon to do this. Then place the bark in the freezer for 20 minutes to set.
Place the chocolate chips with coconut oil (if using) in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave in 30-second intervals until it is mostly melted. Stir (temper) to fully melt.
Spread the melted chocolate over the peanut butter and bananas in an even layer so it fully covers the peanut butter. Sprinkle it with some sea salt, if desired.
Place the bark in the freezer for 1-2 hours to fully set.
Once the banana bark is ready, remove it from the freezer, break it into large chunks like bark, and enjoy!
- Use semi-ripe bananas – you want the bananas to be yellow with no green noticeable on the peel but not too much brown, because you want them to be sweet and flavorful but not too mushy. See my ingredients photo for an example.
- Cut the bananas into even slices at a slight angle. This made them more uniform in size and easier to line up on the baking sheet.
- Make sure the banana slices are touching when you line them up so they stay together once frozen. The peanut butter and chocolate layer will also help them stick together and not fall apart.
- Use drippy, creamy peanut butter. This is so important so that it spreads more easily over the bananas and sets up faster.
- Let the bark chill for at least 90 minutes. Once the banana bark is fully assembled, it is important to let it set up in the freezer for at least 90 minutes so the bananas get nice and firm and the peanut butter and chocolate set up well so when you break it up it all holds together nicely. Of course, you can chill it for longer than 90 minutes but I found that 90 minutes was the perfect amount of time.
Like any chocolate bark recipe, you can easily customize it by adding more toppings to switch it up. Here are a few ideas.
- Reese’s – add some chopped peanut butter cups as a fun topping.
- Pretzel bark – my kids love chopped pretzels added for extra crunch.
- Snickers bark – add chopped peanuts and a drizzle of caramel for that Snickers taste and texture.
- M&M bark – add some mini M&M’s for a fun twist the kids will love!
- Almond joy – add in some shredded coconut and chopped almonds. My personal favorite!
Store leftover bark in a freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to 1 week.
More No-Bake Healthy Treats
- Viral Blueberry Yogurt Clusters
- Chocolate Strawberry Yogurt Bites
- No-Bake Peanut Butter Eggs
- Gluten-Free Buckeye Balls
- Healthy Samoas Cookies
- Healthy Protein Puppy Chow
Did you try this banana bark recipe? If you did, then please leave a rating and comment below. I would love to hear how yours turned out!Print